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This species is accepted, and its native range is Peru.


CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.


Conservation for Anthurium pradoense must be considered as Least Concern (LC) according to IUCN Red List criteria (IUCN, 2001) because, although the species is known from only five collections from a single area, the plants are locally common and the species occurs in the Cueva de las Lechuzas reserve near Tingo Maria.


Planta terrestris vel epipetrica; internodia brevia, 1.5-4 cm diam.; cataphylla usque ad 8.5 cm longa, petiolus (20-)47-89.3 cm longus; lamina profunde 7- ad 9-pedatisecta, 24-27 cm longa, 17.5-50.4 cm lata, nervis primariis later alibus utrinque 10 ad 13; pedunculus 65-74 cm longus; spatha lanceolata, 8-12.7 cm longa, 10-12 mm lata; spadix 12-15 cm longa, 5-7 mm diam., purpurascens.


Anthurium pradoense is endemic to the vicinity of Tingo Maria in the Rio Huallaga valley at 650 to 700 m elevation. The species is found growing on steep, rocky banks and cliffs in shady, damp areas in the Tropical rain forest transition to Premontane (T-rf/P).

General Description

Terrestrial or epipetric; roots descending, 3 mm diam., drying grayish brown; stem less than 20 cm; internodes short, 1.5-4 cm diam.; cataphylls to 8.5 cm, persisting semi-intact at first, eventually deciduous persisting as a few pale brown fibers. LEAVES relatively few per plant, erect; petioles (20-)47-89.3 cm, drying (0.2-)0.5-0.8 cm diam. midway, subterete, obtusely and narrowly sulcate, dark green to medium green, matte to semiglossy; geniculum 1-2.8 cm; blades 24-27 x 17.5-50.4 cm, deeply pedatisect, fused (0.2-)1.6 10.5 cm at base, broadly ovate, about as broad as long, subcoriaceous, dark green and semiglossy adaxially, slightly paler and matte to weakly glossy abaxially; sinus 1.6-3.2 cm deep, broadly V-shaped; segments 7 to 9, narrowly acuminate, acumen very slender, 1.5-2.5 cm; medial segments (22-)30-47 x 7-10 cm; outermost segments markedly falcate, (14.7-)24-27 cm; midrib convex to narrowly raised and concolorous adaxially, narrowly raised and paler abaxially; primary lateral veins 10 to 13 pairs per side, arising at 50'-60', joining collective veins 2-8 mm from margin, paler than surface adaxially, weakly sunken adaxially, weakly raised abaxially; collective veins arising from lowermost primary lateral veins, moderately obscure adaxially, weakly raised abaxially. INFLORESCENCE erect spreading; peduncle 65-74 cm, 5-6 mm diam.; spathe lanceolate, green, 8-12.7 cm X 10-12 mm, spreading reflexed, narrowly acuminate, affixed at ca. 45° angle; spadix 12-15 cm, 5-7 mm diam., purplish becoming brownish green post-anthesis. INFRUCTESCENCE erect; spadix 6.5 cm; berries dark wine-red to purplish violet, subglobose, ca. 5 mm diam.

Native to:


Anthurium pradoense Croat appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Novon 18: 156 (2008)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

CATE Araceae
Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.